Aims and goals of ESCAP


According to its statutes, ESCAP pursues the following aims:

1. To promote mental health of children and adolescents in Europe.

2. To increase quality of life among children and families.

3. To ensure children's right for healthy development and wellbeing. 


The goals of ESCAP:

1. To foster the European knowledge and skills in child psychiatry.

2. To facilitate and extend the bonds between European countries in mental health issues.

3. To spread the results of research and experiences by publishing reports and organizing scientific conferences and meetings and to collaborate with international organizations with the same or related aims. 


The ESCAP has three divisions: an academic, a clinical and a policy division. 

Academic division

The role of the academic division is to act as a forum for exchange of scientific research and to promote education and training, especially research training, in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health. 

Clinical division

The role of the clinical division is to promote the quality of professional work and activities in child and adolescent psychiatry and the standing of the profession. 

Policy division

The role of the policy division is to promote national health policies, public awareness and public advocacy related to the mental health of children and adolescents, and to increase the standing and authority of the Society in Europe and in the European Union.